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Judiciary

Court Security

Marshals arrest open-carry advocate carrying rifle outside courthouse

Legal Ethics

Top state court refuses agreed discipline, says judge should lose $11.5K in pay for Facebook post

Legal Ethics

Judge agrees to reprimand for not revealing speeding ticket en route to appeals court job interview

Court Security

Following courthouse prank, Delaware courts are reviewing which security officers should be armed

Legal Ethics

Censure recommended for judge who had little patience for smirking defendants

Trials & Litigation

Posner informs pro se litigant that the queen of England did not absolve him of need to pay taxes

Legal Ethics

Panel clears federal appeals court judge in ethics case over death-penalty speech

Judiciary

Judge withdraws as nominee for top state court seat after racially insensitive email surfaces

Court Security

Discovery in inmate’s cell leads to police protection for city attorney, federal and local judges

Appellate Practice

Are longer appeals briefs better? Much ink is spilled over proposed 1,500-word cut in length limit

Trials & Litigation

Prosecutor tackles murder suspect as he sprints out of bond court; sheriff’s deputies pile on

Judiciary

New racially insensitive email arises concerning Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Criminal Justice

Angry at 10-year prison term, offender tries to arrange to kill judge and gets another 80 years

Civil Rights

Ex-clerk sues judge, says his own mental health was questioned when he refused to be bullied

Judiciary

Group seeks Alabama Justice Roy Moore’s phone and email records

Sentencing

For a second time, one-day sentence in child-porn case is overturned

Legal Ethics

Lawyer sanctioned $1M wins stay of collection efforts

Constitutional Law

Gay man refuses to serve on a jury in courthouse where clerk won’t perform same-sex weddings

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg offers second reason for snoozing during State of the Union: an all-nighter and a ‘hot pen’

Judiciary

Judge is indicted for allegedly striking mentally disabled man at flea market